Acrylic & ink on canvas, 48x36
$2400 (Scroll down for purchase details)
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*High Commendation Recipient, "8th Annual Art4Apes Endangered Species Juried Show", Due to COVID - a virtual show instead of in the Miami Gallery, 2020
Did you know orangutans share 97% of our DNA and live with their mothers in order to bond for 6-8 years? Also, did you know a top reason orangutans are endangered is because babies are ripped away and sold as pets? The pet trade demand would not exist if humans stopped taking what is not theirs to take.
These animals won't last the 21st century if orangutans and their offspring continue dying or being hunted.
As a regular consumer we can all help in a big way by being aware of: Being mindful of our paper consumption and when we purchase food, cosmetics or other products as if they contain unsustainable palm oil, we are continuing to put these guys at risk of peril. Why? Rainforests in Malaysia and other areas are continuously being cleared/deforested to plant more and more fields of palms and trees to make paper and pulp, depleting critical habitats and endangering hundreds of species including orangutans.
There are approximately 110 thousand left in the wild and 2-3 thousand are killed each year.
I struggle with the amount of influence and power chaos and technology have over our planet, and how much it filters through all aspects of life. We have one planet to live on and the factor of time which holds constant. Tech power and consumption, virtual life, connectivity, isolation, sustainability, and humanity all share a common action thread of choice and are areas I research and try to respond to.
In pursuing a transformation of this struggle I inject my work with tightly organized clusters of symbols inspired by binary code, pop culture, archaic lettering, mathematics, alchemy, and my personal iconography. This process of “organizing chaos” is intrinsic and cathartic, and visibly creates stability in my work.
Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation and Save the Orangutan
Have partnered to conserve the orangutan species.
Click HERE to get up to date info, most recent births, etc
The below video was shared by the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation. It is full of reality and also plenty of hope. See to the end.
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*works are sold unframed unless specified. Pictures shown with frame are for display purposes only.